MINGO COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A young cancer survivor is one step closer to getting back to the woods after some help from the West Virginia Natural Resource Police.
During a routine patrol on the first day of archery deer season in Mingo County, police met a young boy named Braxton Bradford.
Bradford has battled cancer for over three years and is reportedly in remission, according to WVDNR.
He recently obtained a Class Y hunting permit, but encountered a setback.
Due to a port in his shoulder, Braxton was unable to bear the weight of a compound bow.
Police who spoke to the young boy decided to help the situation and contacted a local sporting goods store.
Officers purchased a crossbow for Braxton and presented it to him.
"Thank you to the everyone involved to help keep Braxton in the woods doing what he loves!" - West Virginia Natural Resources Police
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